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Facebook pressures users to set Messenger as the default texting app with confusing prompt

Facebook users were misled by a Messenger pop-up prompt that asked users to set the app as their default SMS texting app. Users on Twitter were quick to respond with heavy criticism.
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Reddit users hunt down the Instagrammer defiling national parks, get her banned

Reddit users have helped authorities to identify a vandal who defaced trails and rock formations in several national parks. The culprit, Casey Nocket, was a graffiti artist who glorified her work on her social media accounts.
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First Lady Michelle Obama joins Snapchat in an effort to engage young people

First Lady Michelle Obama has decided to join Snapchat in an effort to engage and communicate more directly with America's young people, and it looks like she is off to a great start.

People want big kitchens, but aren’t really interested in having others over

Two recent surveys from Houzz and Ikea shed some interesting light on how people are renovating their digs, and what exactly makes a house a home. One thing is for sure: Kitchens and cooking remain very important.
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Facebook splashes $50 million on Live streaming deals with celebs and media

Facebook is signing up celebs, including Gordon Ramsey, and Kevin Hart, and media companies to its Live video feature with multimillion-dollar deals. Over 140 content creators have been tapped to broadcast to the social network.
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Twitter wants you to get more creative, now lets you post videos of up to 140 seconds

Thirty seconds not enough for your Twitter videos? Well, now you have 140 seconds to work with. The change sees Twitter playing catch-up with rival services, with Instagram upping its limit to 60 seconds in March and Facebook digging ever…

Twitter’s Engage app helps celebrities keep track of their latest selfie’s traction

Twitter's Engage app, which is available to all iOS users in the US, does away with a timeline in favor of mentions and stats. It debuts as Twitter is struggling to grow and retain users.
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Tumblr launches a live-video competitor for Periscope and Facebook Live

Social site Tumblr has launched a live video service that aggregates content from YouTube and other partners. It lacks big partners, as of now -- Facebook, Periscope, and Twitch have yet to announce integration.

Instagram now has more than half a billion active users

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo sharing network, has crossed the 500 million active-user threshold. More than 300 people use the service "every day."

Meet the travel photographer using Facebook Live to invite you along on the road

Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff has embarked on a six-month journey where he plans to visit six continents. Unlike his previous travelogues, Ratcliff will have a live audience following him on Facebook.
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Tech firms rule LinkedIn’s list of the most appealing companies for job seekers

LinkedIn has published its first-ever ranking of the companies that its 433 million users want to work for the most. Tech firms dominate the U.S. segment of the results, occupying every single position on the top ten.

Facebook’s leadership talks China, Zuck’s future at shareholder meeting

Facebook addressed its courtship of China, where it is still banned, along with a number of other business issues as its annual shareholder meeting. Both CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the event, attended by over 100…